Carnal, the Gluttonous, and the Heretics
Cantos IV, VI, & IX
|The Third Circle|
Dante recovers from his swoom and waking gradually, he sees new torments and new pain. He is in the Third Circle. A great storm of putrefaction falls incessantly, a mixture of stinking snow and freezing rain.
This is a perfect example of symbolic retribution. As they ate, thus they are eaten, eternally, wallowing in sodden mush and fetid slush..
|The Journey Continues||A Map of the Inferno|